Neurosurgery Residency | Washington D.C. | MedStar Health

The MedStar Health—Georgetown University Hospital Residency Program in Neurological Surgery

MedStar Georgetown Neurosurgery residency program is a seven-year program that includes one year of internship. Our residents rotate through three affiliated institutions (see below), and are involved in more than 3000 neurosurgical procedures at these hospitals each year. Throughout their training, they are exposed to the full range of neurosurgery, in subspecialties including:

  • Spinal surgery
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Skull base surgery
  • Functional neurosurgery
  • Neurotrauma
  • Peripheral nerve

To learn more about the experience of this residency, read this letter from the Chairman and Program Director. Open Now.

Why train here

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the central site of the program, and our residents rotate through the hospital at all levels of training. Special features of this hospital relevant to their training include multi-disciplinary teams for neuro-vascular (with neuro-radiology), spine (with orthopedics), and skull base surgery (with otolaryngology).

The movement disorder program is also run jointly with the department of neurology, and is always busy with deep-brain stimulation procedures. MedStar Georgetown has two CyberKnife® radiation delivery systems, and our trainees are intimately involved with radiosurgical cases during their rotations.


Here is the rotation schedule for the Neurosurgery Residency Program.

Seven-year neurosurgery schedule

7 years schedule

Application information

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Contact us

If you have any questions or would like further information about the Neurosurgery Residency Program or medical student rotations, please contact the residency program and medical student coordinator, Olujie Ifegwu, at